That pretty much leaves drummer and current Canned Heat band leader Adolfo De La Parra
English team unchanged.
Pity, was hoping Archer might have strained something.
Serious respect for those Mancunian lads who followed and captured the lunatic knife attacker in downtown Sydney with nothing more than a cafe chair.
And serious respect also for our gun laws that limit the potential death and injury in these types of incidents.
Pattinson out of the 12 man squad. Starc in.
Part of the Melbourne Film Festival, it sounds rather good. I wonder whether it might prompt a wider tour.
I loved Remy Ongala and Super Matimila. Wonderful soukous guitars and Remy’s voice like honey.
I saw him at the first Womad down here and alas never returned. He switched to gospel late in his life and died too young. As his fans comment, others sing just about love but not you Remy. Conscious music where sometimes the crowd are just standing there listening to what he says.
Unusually and helpfully this Dutch documentary has subtitles when he sings. As is typical the crowd hams things up in front of the camera but the scene where he is playing in the wet season, the dance floor awash and particularly vulgar dancing on display provides an interesting counterpoint to his discussions in his band’s bus on heaven and hell.
A sequel to the cats ruining records clip.
Here’s a clip of an Aussie cricket journo previewing the first Test.
No agenda here, just thought it may be of interest
ASHES 2019: EDGBASTON
In the first of our five-part series profiling the #Ashes venues, @craddock_cmail explains how the foundations of #FortressEdgbaston were laid in 2005, and how @tdpaine36's side can end 18 years of hurt on English soil.
— News Cricket (@NewsCorpCricket) July 30, 2019
Sounds like he stuffed around with what he shouldn’t.
I remember arriving in London, after Africa, and being totally knocked out by the close mugginess of the heat. So, now, I’m not so dismissive of reports of heatwaves there. But I’m figuring those muggy conditions don’t apply everywhere.
So send in your weather reports. Current temp, high/low, humidity and feels like.
Down here in bayside Melbourne it is currently 13 celsius, forecast top of 14, feels like 12 with humidity 78% and showers forecast.
And against Ireland.
Looking forward to the Ashes.
Minor hiccup, fractured a hip a week before the big day but will be back in action. Still no stick or walking frame.
Ok we had Tony Abbott aka the Mad Monk
America then goes and elects Donald Trump
But Boris ?FFS. Last Boris I recall was Boris Yeltsin. That didn’t end well. Can’t see this ending well either.
I was always dismissive of Juluka. A mixed race cross-over band from South Africa. Not pure enough for me, too poppy. I was into hardcore township stuff.
But I think I did Johnny Clegg and Juluka a disservice. From the Guardian obit – Clegg’s reputation as a “Zulu guitarist” led to a meeting with self-taught street musician Sipho Mchunu, another migrant worker, and the pair went on to found the band Juluka, which means “sweat” in Zulu.
This was brave stuff in an era of apartheid where this sort of interaction risked regular bashings at a minimum. Importantly the band opened the eyes of many whites in Sth Africa to the joys of indigenous music. A friend of mine who runs Matsuli Records which specialises in reissuing rare out of print Sth African jazz used this very term” opened my eyes” in respect of seeing Juluka.Clearly they were politically, musically, indeed culturally important in South Africa and Johnny Clegg was a brave and gifted individual.
So respect and I’m sorry I was such as snob. I will post my favourite song below.
Reading that Facebook roll call on the FB Afterworders and then the long thread discussing the FB Afterworders post has been a weird experience. Can’t say I find naming names very edifying, referring to people as the greatest bores ever, trolls…
Anyway, as coincidence will have it, I got an email from Burt/HP alerting me to a new page he has set up to keep himself busy.
As with all his stuff, his satire will appeal to some and not to others.
Bob tragics will be aware of the voluminous site BobLinks run by the ultimate Bob Dylan tragic Bill Pagel I recall trading a duplicate concert ticket stub for some tapes of concerts back when we traded tapes.
I also recall that he had purchased Bob’s high chair. Gotta be a song there. Anyway, he has gone quite a few steps further and bought the Zimmerman family home.
OK, so Uncle Wheaty predicted a World Cup err Cup and the Ashes in a clean sweep.
How confident are we about today’s game?
Jazz Lab Melbourne
I didn’t know of Luke Howard but was looking for a gig to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Jazz Lab is Melbourne’s premier local jazz club, the successor to Bennet’s Lane and not far from Ms Wells’s place. I read up on him and he has some pedigree. Fulsome praise from the BBC, commissioned work, soundtracks. theatre music, games as well as work with his long time trio comprising Jonathon Zion on double bass and highly regarded drummer Daniel Farrugia. In reading the bio I was pleased to read Daniel saying sometimes I just stop playing because the music the other 2 are playing is so beautiful I just want to listen.
I am currently listening to Luke’s 2018 release on UK’s Mercury, lush orchestrations occasional single note pieces etc. It’s lovely. But this was a night for the trio.
So, in we go on a cold Wednesday night. There are about ten people there. Well, that’d be because you mixed up show start and doors open times you dickhead Junior. Great spot secured, we wait. A good way to lower expectations is to come on stage with a croaky voice and advise that » Continue Reading.
Note the use of “Vale” in the attached obit @MikeTheP
Stephen Walker was programme manager at Triple R and did a number of shows that were always worth listening. Remarkable breadth of music and great pastiches. He interviewed many visiting artists and not infrequently established enduring relationships with them. Henry Rollins and Patti Smith come to mind. He loved beat poetry, out there stuff and he supported the start of my African progamme which went for a bit short of ten years. I’ve recounted this before…. I was on that night for my first show and Stephen was scheduled to show me how to work the panel. 5 minutes in he had to take a call…and never came back. I seemed to muddle my way through it.
He had MS which, as it does, affected him more and more. He always found it ironic that his name was Walker and that is the thing he couldn’t do. There was talk of a new treatment in Germany and a benefit concert was held. Tickets sold out quickly and bands including Nick Cave readily signed up for the show. Truth be told I don’t think it helped much but » Continue Reading.
Dunno what this means for future production.
Posted on All All About Jazz this concert from early June earned the praise pf bassist Lloyd Swanton for the coherence of their performance and the quality of the recording.
Every time I put it on, the rain is pissing down.
Year: 2019 Director: Richard Lowenstein
I was never much of a fan of INXS. When they were on the way up I was into different stuff, Hutchence was just a bit to Jaggerish and sexy for a pub rocking/prog fan and I’ll say it – they were from Sydney. Come back to Australia and they’re huge, doing Live Aid, Wembley, etc and I’m still not convinced. A band that formed in school always struck me as a bit funk lite, soul-lite, rock lite. But that Hutchence guy, he did Max Q with Ollie Olsen, acted in Dogs In Space directed by Richard Lowenstein also and there was no denying it. He was a ROCK STAR.
I moved to Sydney and was living there when he died. In fact, he died at the Ritz Carlton in Double Bay, not that far away from where I lived and his last meal (supper) was at an Indian restaurant in Edgecliffe up the road from me. The shock and grieving in their home town were palpable. Kylie flew back, Nick Cave performed at the funeral. I saw him the next night, he and Warren Ellis, I think, and he was totally morose. It was » Continue Reading.